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Old 11-16-2014, 06:49 PM   #29
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With 7K axles have you considered upgrading to 17.5 inch tire and wheels?

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Old 11-16-2014, 07:04 PM   #30
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All ST tires are speed rated for 65mph, which is where I like to cruise. I went with BFG Goodrich Commercial TAs, a LT tire rated for 99mph. Have had no issues with 8000 miles. Oh yes I had TowMax tires. I did notice when I switched that when holding one of each the new ones where must heavier.

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Old 11-16-2014, 07:07 PM   #31
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Forgot to ad that the BFG tires are owned and made by Michelin.
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Old 11-16-2014, 07:10 PM   #32
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I agree with 450Donn. I put the Cooper Roadmaster 215/75R17.5 on my 16,400# 5er and now have over 5000 miles and the tires still look perfect. Another advantage is they are only around $250 a piece and readily available at any truck tire dealer that carries Roadmaster tires. They are used on commercial lowboy trailers. The G614 GY's and some of the other trailer tires aren't always carried by the tire shops. You can get them, but it might be 1 or 2 days later.
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Old 11-16-2014, 09:04 PM   #33
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Here are a few observations Iíve observed in this post. The OP provided us with a DOT code for General tires made in KY.

Almost all 15,500# trailers come with 7000# axles derated by the trailer manufacturer to something like 6750# or 6850#. Those figures can be verified by looking at the trailerís certification label.

The derated axles are almost always fitted with ST235/80R16E tires rated at 3520# down to 3420#, not the newer ST235/85R16E rated at 3640# unless they are Carlisle tires, then they might be the ST235/85R16F rated at 3960# at 95 psi.

If the OP actually has ST235/85R16E tires by Power King there is very little feedback on them as OEM fitments.

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Am I just being paranoid putting out $2000 to replace brand new tires? I know a lot of people post about their problems with Towmax tires but obviously no one posts about the problems they don't have.

This is what I believe is the date code on the tires DOT ADB2 GPB 2314. How can I tell when these were made?
Last four digits. 23rd week of 2014

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